Leadership Team

Research Director and Head

Fit-for-Future Genetic Resources 

Traits for Challenged Environments

Consumer-driven Grain Quality and Nutrition

Hybrid Rice Technology for Industry

Breeding Innovations and Informatics

Genetic Design and Validation 

Seed Health and Logistics 

Eduardo Covarrubias

Breeding Analytics and Data Management

Vina Alvarez

Program Management 

Marlyn Rala

Administrative Support

Deputy  Head and  Research Leader- 

Product Development and Varietal Replacement

Early Maturity/DSR Breeding Program 

Medium Maturity Breeding

Late Maturity Breeding 


Regional Breeding- East and Southern Africa


Vikas Kumar Singh

Regional Breeding-South Asia

Mary Jean Du

Regional Breeding- South East Asia


Swati Nayak

Seed Systems


Princess Lilia dela Cruz

 Breeding Operations